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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-15-12, 11:32 PM   #51
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It's not about being fit. I also refuse to believe your rolling average is 28mph.
Exactly. if you are, though, maybe contact someone in professional racing.
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Old 08-16-12, 01:53 AM   #52
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It's not about being fit. I also refuse to believe your rolling average is 28mph.
It's definitely not. OP is an idiot.

I ride 49x18 just about everywhere. Flats, climbing, etc. The only time it gets even slightly spinny is a) going downhill at 34mph + or b) I'm straight up sprinting and approaching/exceeding 30mph. I'm going to try 49x17 since I have been gaining leg strength and want a little more of a "do everything" gear for fast pacelining action (think constant 25+mph) and descending (I do a fair bit of climbing on my track bike).

Caloso, you weren't being a jerk, OP is just being silly.
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Old 08-16-12, 09:29 AM   #53
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It's definitely not. OP is an idiot.

I ride 49x18 just about everywhere. Flats, climbing, etc. The only time it gets even slightly spinny is a) going downhill at 34mph + or b) I'm straight up sprinting and approaching/exceeding 30mph. I'm going to try 49x17 since I have been gaining leg strength and want a little more of a "do everything" gear for fast pacelining action (think constant 25+mph) and descending (I do a fair bit of climbing on my track bike).

Caloso, you weren't being a jerk, OP is just being silly.
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Old 08-16-12, 09:38 AM   #54
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yea 48/16 not bad if you're fit.
Could you either start dumb gearing threads *or* pretend to be an expert? It's annoying when you do both.
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Old 08-16-12, 09:43 AM   #55
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Three pages because some troll is SO STRONG!!!1!
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I have to be honest, I came to this post to solve a problem I have been having, and there is so many trolls, and worthless answers that I'm still baffled that 3 pages hasn't solved it....

A 48/12 or 48/14 ratio is what I wanted to use on my new fixie/ss, because I live in a VERY flat part of Florida, where I experience only a bridge or two a day on a long ride. I need that good top end speed, but is this not the ratio to go?

This isn't a trolling statement either.
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Old 06-12-14, 10:18 AM   #57
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There should totally be a thread all about gear ratios. Then, it should be included in the Sticky Index at the top of the forum list for easy reference.
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Old 06-12-14, 10:47 AM   #58
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I have to be honest, I came to this post to solve a problem I have been having, and there is so many trolls, and worthless answers that I'm still baffled that 3 pages hasn't solved it....

A 48/12 or 48/14 ratio is what I wanted to use on my new fixie/ss, because I live in a VERY flat part of Florida, where I experience only a bridge or two a day on a long ride. I need that good top end speed, but is this not the ratio to go?

This isn't a trolling statement either.
There isn't that much trolling in this thread. There is really just 3 pages of people calling 48/12 and 48/14 dumb. If you don't want to believe that then looking at the thread that Scrod mentioned isn't going to help you.
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And people said I was crazy for using 87 GI....
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Old 06-13-14, 01:51 AM   #60
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And people said I was crazy for using 87 GI....
You are.
Oh hang on, am I trolling? It's getting hard to tell (says Mr. 66 GI ... but I got lumpy bits in my ride)
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yea 48/16 not bad if you're fit.
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It's not about being fit. I also refuse to believe your rolling average is 28mph.
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